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Posted on Aug 1st, 2007 by Vlad Balan

1 Comment Category: Concepts, Peugeot

It’s been a long time since Peugeot presented a concept and I got to admit, I mssed the guys at the design department at Peugeot are pretty good. The Peugeot 308 RC Z is a 2+2 coupe that will most probably be presented at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept is based on the all new Peugeot 308 hatchback that will be introduced at the same Frankfurt Motor Show.

Peugeot has made a German press release (why they didn’t also make an English one, beats us) in which they also give some tech specs. The Peugeot 308 RC Zconcept will share the new 308’s chassis and will weight only 1.200 kg (2.650 lbs), thanks to the use of aluminum and carbonfibre for its bodyparts. The coupe will be powered by a 218 HP twin-turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine co-developed by PSA and BMW, that will the the RC Z concept from 0 to 100 km/h (60 mph) in 7 seconds and to a top speed of 235 km/h (146 mph). And considering that Peugeot is trying to make the RC Z a cheaper alternative to the Audi TT, this is not bad.

However, the main advantage of the Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept remains its design. Even though I think that back looks a little like the Nissan 350Z, the concept has that aggressive look Peugeot used us with, which makes it a real cool concept and we can’t wait for the Frankfurt Motor Show to see it live and we hope to see it as soon as possible on the streets.

View more pics of the Peugeot 308 RC Z after the jump. Read More: “Peugeot 308 RC Z Concept to aim at the Audi TT”